The Last Firedog
The Last Firedog is the second book by myself and Gary Luck in the same series as Melody Finch. We wanted to discuss bushfires, Devil Facial Tumor Disease and other issues facing Tasmanian wildlife. Many elements of the story evolved from a fantasy world we created for the animals in Melody finch, and there are some new concepts as well. it was great fun to write.
What's it about?
When a lightning storm starts a deadly fire at his parents’ wildlife refuge, Reynold Salim is magically turned into a Tasmanian devil. As the fire spreads, Reynold tries to save a runaway devil who holds the key to the species’ survival. His pursuit takes him into the mountains, following a horde of other animals fleeing the flames. Befriended by an orphaned quoll, he experiences the beauty and hardship of living wild, and discovers a secret world existing beyond human eyes, somewhere in the ancient forests of Tasmania.